Truckee, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/29/2014 -- Patients suffering from malocclusion (bad bite) or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) often experience a significant amount of pain or discomfort as they may have to put up with migraines, headaches and/or clicking noises when adjusting their jaw. At Tahoe Dental Artistry, Dr. Donald Reid provides long-term relief using the O‘N’E Solution™, a single set of resin-composite teeth that is placed over the upper teeth.
The O‘N’E Solution™ prevents patients from grinding their teeth while sleeping. Each O‘N’E Solution™ is custom-designed so that the upper and lower sets of teeth engage comfortably, solving the problems caused by bad bite or TMJ.
This solution differs from porcelain crowns or veneers, where each piece is made separately and then affixed to a tooth. The O‘N’E Solution™ is a single piece of composite restoration material that can be worn for many years and serves the same purpose as porcelain crowns and veneers. “Until the patient is ready for a more permanent result with porcelain crowns or veneers, they will be comfortable with the O‘N’E Solution™,” says Dr. Reid.
“Another benefit of the solution is the flexibility it offers in the patient’s future plans for permanent porcelain restorations. Should the patient choose to replace only the front teeth before deciding when the other teeth should be restored, they can easily get that done,” adds Dr. Reid. All or some of the O‘N’E Solution™ teeth can be replaced with permanent porcelain restorations at any time.
The O‘N’E Solution™ is custom-fitted, meaning that every patient gets their teeth prepped just as they would before receiving crowns or veneers. This eliminates the need to schedule additional dental appointments when the patient is ready for permanent porcelain restorations. “The entire transition from O‘N’E Solution™ to permanent restorations can be completed in just one appointment as no further tooth prep is needed,” Dr. Reid sums up.
Possible causes of malocclusion include poor dental treatment, genetic heredity, an unhealthy lifestyle and injury. Fortunately, malocclusion is treatable. In the event that your ligaments, muscles, joints and/or bones in your jaw are misaligned and cause pain, request a consultation with Dr. Reid to discuss what can be done. Call Tahoe Dental Artistry at (530) 587-9560 today.